Povl Christian Balslev, Svendborg, Denmark
Monday, July 1, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
Povl Christian Balslev has given organ, carillon, and chamber music concerts in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, England, Japan, and the U.S. He is the composer of music for church, theater, opera, and film. Previously, Balslev was the assistant organist at St. Markus church in Copenhagen, an organ instructor at Sjællands Kirkemusikskole, and organist at Otterup church. He is now an organ instructor at the Løgumkloster church music school and music director, cantor, and carillonneur in Our Lady´s church in Svendborg, Denmark. He is also the author of a book about the Danish composer Thorvald Aagaard and his relationship with the composer Carl Nielsen.